The aim of the event is to raise awareness of the prevalence and impact of the disease to the national cattle herd and highlight diagnosis, prevention and treatment of this often under-diagnosed condition.
The workshop will provide vets with an excellent opportunity to extend their knowledge of Q Fever, a zoonotic disease that not only affects reproductive performance and productivity in cattle but also presents a health threat to farmers, farming families and related professions such as vets, veterinary technicians and abattoir workers.
It will be presented by leading international expert on Q Fever, Raphaël Guatteo, professor in bovine medicine and health management at the veterinary college of Nantes (Oniris) in France.
The workshop will enable Raphaël to share his wealth of knowledge on Q Fever including his extensive research into the disease.
He will answer any questions that delegates may have about Q Fever throughout the session and will discuss case studies, diagnostic challenges and the importance of quick diagnosis, treatment options and prevention through vaccination.
The Q Fever workshop will take place between 4.00pm and 5.30pm on Thursday 20 October in the Shorthorn Room at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham.
The workshop is free of charge, but spaces are limited.